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Critical Acclaim for ‘My Reincarnation’: Watch it Tonight

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My Reincarnation premieres tonight on many PBS stations. Check your local listings to find out when to tune in.

Acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Fox’s moving story about exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi, slowly unfolds over the course of 20 years. It’s a poignant tale about family, spirituality and personal growth — and critics agree:

My Reincarnation takes the classic father-son story to a magnificent new level, all the more amazing because it offers a front-row seat at the actual transformation of a human being.”
Nancy Dewolf Smith, Wall Street Journal

“Whatever your beliefs, shake yourself at the end of the movie and remember: this is real life documentary, not fiction. The chrysalis of documentary movie-making transforms itself into moving evidence.”
Chris, Eye for Film

“…A graceful and moving report of a father and a son learning to understand one another better.”
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“…the fascinating documentary…offers absorbing insights into Buddhist philosophies and a compelling study of Yeshi’s long and difficult process of recognizing himself as a reincarnated lama and continuing in his father’s footsteps.”
Richard Kuipers, Variety

“RECOMMENDED…There’s much to contemplate in the dogged, understated My Reincarnation’s brief running time, but there is clarity in sufficient measure.”
Ray Pride, Newcity Film

“[A] remarkable documentary…”
Daniel M. Gold, New York Times

Experience this “remarkable documentary” for yourself tonight, or stream it online starting June 22 until September 20, 2012.

My Reincarnation launches POV’s 25th season tonight at 10 PM on PBS. Keep up with all of this season’s films at, on Twitter @povdocs or on Facebook.

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Ellen Flateau

    I really enjoyed the film.  It made me feel closer to Buddha and helped my own enlightenment.  Thanks so much.